The world’s largest wind farm, which will boost Britain’s capacity to generate wind power by more than 30 percent, has opened off the coast of Kent. The Thanet wind farm, operated by the Swedish company Vattenfall, contains 100 turbines and will ultimately have 341 turbines capable of generating enough electricity for 200,000 households. The turbines, nearly 400 feet tall, are located seven miles (more…)
The Renewable Electricity Promotion Act would require U.S. to get 15% of electricity from renewable sources by 2021
The “trees” feature a unique, low-energy design that increases safety and attracts tourists to local businesses after dark.
The rapid economic transition of China from an undeveloped nation to a country which now derives 50% of its GDP from industrial production created a series of negative side effects that has sown the seeds for China’s next wave of its economic journey; cleantech. In recent years it has been acting with vigor to create a sustainable economy and is now (more…)
Each year, we come across a new set of discussions on the subject of Moore’s Law – the idea that the potency of technology doubles every two years. Intel co-founder Gordon Moore observed that the number of transistors that could be put onto an integrated circuit doubled with that regularity — and that this exponential growth persisted for an astonishingly long period of (more…)
Everyone’s heard of solar, wind, and hydro power, but that hasn’t stopped alternative energy researchers from thinking (way) outside the box for more ways to produce heat and electricity.
Even though the world is still trying to wrap its head around the fact we don’t need oil, coal, or gas to stay warm, light up cities, and power our vehicles, many are looking (more…)
Russia is not known for being a country with any immediate interests in renewable energy or biofuels. The country still has a great deal of invested time and money in oil and coal based power plants are still a common sight in many parts of the country. Recently, however, it has been announced that Russia will be preparing for the construction of the country’s first biofuel (more…)
Canada’s construction electricians will soon have an independent, third-party set of standards to help prepare them for work with solar PV projects. The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has announced, in conjunction with the National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO), a certification program for construction electricians installing PV systems in (more…)